The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art and Design will hold its annual Student Show, featuring more than 100 works of art created by students from March 25 to April 15 in the Cook Library Learning Commons Gallery. An awards ceremony and reception will be held April 1 at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
The student art show includes pieces from several different areas including graphic design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. More than 100 works of art, created by students, were selected out of more than 300 entries. Pieces will be judged during the coming weeks, with the top works of art being recognized on April 1 at the awards ceremony.
“I am very excited for the opening of the annual Art and Design Student show. For visual artists and designers, the gallery is our public space in the same way the stage and the concert hall function for theater and music,” said Howard Paine, chairman of the Department of Art and Design. “This exhibition showcases the quality and diversity of work being created in the Department of Art and Design, from foundations classes that teach and develop new skills, to upper level courses where the concepts and execution are much more an individual pursuit.”
Displays can be viewed at Cook Library Learning Commons Gallery Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. - 2 a.m., Friday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. -6 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 2 a.m.
For more information about the Art and Design Annual Student Show, contact the Department of Art and Design at 601.266.6788 or visit http://www.usm.edu/visual-arts.